Susan B. Anthony List President: ‘Abortion Extremists Are Giving Us an Unlikely Gift’

By Melanie Arter | June 7, 2019 | 12:13pm EDT
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( - “Abortion extremists are giving us an unlikely gift,” Susan B. Anthony List President SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser told the audience at the group’s 2019 Campaign for Life Gala Wednesday night.

By pushing for abortion on demand up to and after birth, they have “unleashed a tidal wave of pro-life momentum,” which led to the advancement of pro-life bills in states like Alabama, Missouri, and more, Dannenfelser said.

“Going into 2020, abortion extremists are giving us an unlikely gift. They know the Roe regime is rapidly unwinding and coming to an end. They are overreaching,” she said.

“I witnessed firsthand and we all saw their desperation during the Kavanaugh hearings, and again this year as states like New York, Virginia, Illinois, and others have pushed radical bills to expand abortion on demand through birth, even infanticide, and even overturning the partial birth abortion ban,” Dannenfelser added.

“Democrats in Congress, including every single Democrat senator running for president, have repeatedly blocked legislation to protect babies born alive in failed abortions. This is a bill so popular and obviously humane it is backed by 77 percent of Americans,” she said. “The unintended consequence? They’ve unleashed a tidal wave of pro-life momentum.

“Part of America that has been sitting on the sidelines is awakening to the human cost of failing to engage in this battle. State lawmakers, acting on their constituents’ will, have been emboldened to advance pro-life legislation like never before, introducing more than 375 pro-life bills this year alone,” Dannenfelser added.

“In Missouri, Alabama, Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia, Montana, North Carolina, Utah, Louisiana – across the nation we’ve seen strong bills that protect unborn children when they can feel pain, when their heartbeat can be detected, or throughout pregnancy; bills that stop discriminatory race, sex-selection and Down syndrome abortions,” she said.

Dannenfelser said that pro-life protections have been signed into law “by courageous pro-life governors” and “advanced by women” of SBA’s Pro-Life Women’s Caucus.

“We will not let up on that momentum for an instant,” she said.

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